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(Democrat, MN) Rep. Huntley: Gauthier 'a child molester'
Duluth News-Tribune ^ | August 22, 2012 | Brandon Stahl

Posted on 08/22/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg

Duluth Rep. Tom Huntley said today he strongly opposes Rep. Kerry Gauthier’s decision to stay in the race for re-election to the Minnesota House and called his DFL colleague “a child molester.”

“It will hurt us in every race in the state. (Republicans) will try to imply that we’re supporting him,” Huntley said. “As far as I’m concerned, he’s a child molester. And I realize that it’s not illegal what he did. … But I think one needs to consider the ethics of the person, and do you want someone like that in the Legislature?”

Huntley said he believes the DFL should withdraw its nomination of Gauthier and “kick him out of the caucus.”

(Excerpt) Read more at duluthnewstribune.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: democrat; election; gauthier; minnesota
Tom Huntley is Gauthier's Duluth DFL colleague in the Minnesota House. His language is, frankly, extraordinary.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 1:17:26 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Good for Huntley.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 1:22:24 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I realize that it’s not illegal what he did.

That's a true statement. It's legal for anyone to do anything, given consent, with another person over age 16, and for Democrats it's not even an issue with the mainstream news media.

3 posted on 08/22/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

And election gold.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 1:22:52 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Extraordinary is a great way of putting his words.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 1:25:03 PM PDT by commonguymd
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To: commonguymd

I can’t recall ever seeing Democrats criticizing Democrats in such a fashion before. They’re really angry. And they ought to be.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: jmstein7

Ping.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 1:29:10 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Ping Back - thanks.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 1:31:48 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
“As far as I’m concerned, he’s a child molester. And I realize that it’s not illegal what he did. … But I think one needs to consider the ethics of the person, and do you want someone like that in the Legislature?”

Isn't boy bugging part of the lefts agenda? You'd think they'd be more supportive. In fact, you'd think he'd be used as a role model for the public school kids.

9 posted on 08/22/2012 1:32:57 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I can’t recall anything like that either. The GOP in Minnesota should tie every democrat to this guy that they possibly can, and he likely knows they will. Show this creep pictured with other lawmakers running for office in ads.

Staying in the race takes some brass something or other. Sex with a 17 year old at a rest stop from putting an ad on Craigslist? Sickening.

Rather astonishing that it is being ignored nationally for the most part and rather astonishing to see this type of verbiage being thrown at this pervert by a fellow democrat.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT by commonguymd
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To: MNlurker

Someone needs to dig up pictures of him with Sen. Klubacher. She was only polling 55% for her reelection against a relative unknown. Let the GOP try in MN what that Rats are doing in MO.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

They had a really good chance to take back both houses of the Legislature this year. The Minnesota GOP has gotten its act somewhat together, and this Gauthier clown will hurt the DFL in most races races outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul. There’s now a reasonable chance we can hold on to the Legislature.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 1:36:31 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Another interesting tidbit from the article

Dayton, who said he was a long-time friend of Gauther, characterized his conduct as “a terrible mistake.”

I would make that quote sting.

13 posted on 08/22/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Pollster1

Anjd yet he did it in a public place blatantly enough to be caught. Can we not send children into restrooms unless we first ensure that there is no sexual activity going on?

And after seeing the guys pic I doubt any 17 year old would have sex with him UNLESS money changed hands. A lot.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 1:38:03 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Folks in Duluth and da Range would cast a vote for Charles Manson if he had a DFL sticker...


15 posted on 08/22/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: allmendream

The incident didn’t occur in a restroom. It has been reported that the area where it did happen is a well known hangout for such people. If you’ll pardon the expression.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 1:46:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Folks in Duluth and da Range would cast a vote for Charles Manson if he had a DFL sticker...

Sadly, you are right. Democrats, in particular, will vote Democrat no matter who the candidate is. He could have murdered or raped someone and he could still win because the Dem voters walk into the booth and push the "Dem" button, period.

17 posted on 08/22/2012 1:49:07 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

16 years in Minnesota and the Iron Range mills were part of my sales beat.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: allmendream
And after seeing the guys pic I doubt any 17 year old would have sex with him UNLESS money changed hands. A lot.

Bingo! I suppose the kid lied because he himself did not want to be charged with prostitution.

19 posted on 08/22/2012 2:03:29 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I’ve always wondered why. The range especially has a lot of socially conservative people who are hunters, outdoorsmen and who love their guns. Why they vote like automatons is a mystery to me.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 2:03:33 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: madprof98
Liberal normal...cruising for homo's
21 posted on 08/22/2012 2:08:40 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The Iron range miners are sort of like the West Virginia coal miners. They are the white, middle class men who are gradually moving over to the GOP, or at least against the radical left. In 2010, they were so very upset with their US Representative, that they voted him out of office - Jim Oberstar!!! It was a collossal victory when Chip Cravaak won that election.

Lots of Democrats are not so radical as the party elites. I am wondering if we will begin to see a more rapid abandonment of the Democrat party as they move closer to outright Communism and ridicule of all traditional values.

By-the-way, Freepers should know that outside of the Twin Cities inner cities, and the NE corner of Duluth and the labor unions, Minnesota is a lot like every other state in the country. It goes GOP for the most part. That is why I can sympathize with up-state New Yorkers. Trying to swim up river gets very tiring.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 2:36:35 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The GOP should secretly encourage the pederast to stay in the race, as the Dems did with Akin, and even produce phony polls as PPP did with Akin. This guy is great for us, especially for Bachmann.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 2:59:08 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813; Colonel_Flagg; Gumdrop; Eric in the Ozarks; MplsSteve; Charles Henrickson; All
Gauthier says he’s withdrawing from Minnesota House race
24 posted on 08/22/2012 3:13:04 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Huntley's a moron. The "child" was legal to consent in MN and responded to a publicly posted ad.

He's probably laying down a trap for Republicans to take up and run with calling Gauthier and others similar situated in legally sanctioned, consensual encounters 'child molesters.'

Then they can roll out the "Republicans are in your bedrooms," are "obsessed with sex" and "hate young people" talking points. Some SoCons would be dumb enough to take the bait.

25 posted on 08/22/2012 3:15:50 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 75 days away.)
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To: montag813

I don’t think Bachmann will need the help. But it does make for an interesting house race in Duluth with Gauthier now out (but still on the ballot since he can’t be removed).


26 posted on 08/22/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: LUV W

Right on top of things as always :)


27 posted on 08/22/2012 4:23:50 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

You know how I am! :D


28 posted on 08/22/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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